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The Marketplace Festive Walk Mall Iloilo Grand Opening

I don’t like crowds. Christmas shopping in malls swarming with bargain hunters doesn’t appeal to me at all. That said, my asawa and I recently headed over to the Marketplace Festive Walk Mall Iloilo Grand Opening. Probably not a good idea for someone that detests hordes of shoppers.

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SHOPWISE Iloilo City Opening December 2018

My asawa and I had just entered the check-out lane during the Grand Opening of The Marketplace, Festive Walk Mall, Iloilo City. I was speaking to a friendly and knowledgeable Marketplace (Rustan’s) employee while the cashier rang up our purchases. Much to my surprise and delight, the affable worker informed me of the following:  SHOPWISE Iloilo City Opening December 2018.

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Diagnosis Still Unknown: Iloilo Statlab Results

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“Diagnosis Still Unknown: Iloilo Statlab Results.” A previous post dealt with my asawa’s recent visit to our local emergency room in Guimaras. The provincial hospital on our island province is ill-equipped to handle major medical emergencies. It doesn’t even possess a working ultrasound machine.

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Cheap TV in the Philippines: ABS-CBN TVplus Black Box

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Regular readers of “Philippines Plus” know your author, the crusty old expat, is a cheap son-of-a-gun. Sure, we might be paying big bucks for our monthly 1290 Peso Plan with Cignal satellite, 26 bucks, but I wanted a more frugal option for one of our other four television sets

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Ace Hardware Puts the Hammer Down

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There’s been heightened security throughout the Philippines since a recent terrorist bombing in Davao City killed 14 people. President Duterte proclaimed “a state of lawless violence” to counter terrorism and strengthen his war on drugs.  “Ace Hardware Puts the Hammer Down” recounts our latest visit to Ace’s retail outlet at SM City in Iloilo.

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The City Mall Parola Expat Experience

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“The City Mall Parola Expat Experience.”  A retired fart like me has plenty of time to go shopping with his asawa. I enjoy checking out new places.  Parola is located at Fort San Pedro Drive in Iloilo City. Guimaras, the island province we call home, is an approximately 12-15 pump boat ride away from Ortiz Wharf, minutes from Parola.

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The SM City North EDSA Expat Experience

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“SM City North EDSA Expat Experience” relates our latest shopping adventure in the Philippines.  It was a chaotic shopping trip. I was almost convinced Filipinos in Manila had started their Christmas shopping early. After all, the Philippines has the longest Christmas season in the world and begins September 1st.

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Solar Power Philippines

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“Solar Power Philippines.” We’re researching our solar power options in the Philippines. During a recent trip to SM City in nearby Iloilo my asawa and I decided to check out a new establishment. The company was offering solar living possibilities for our new home in the Philippines.

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